By Ian Gentles, John Morrill, Blair Worden
It is a selection of essays approximately significant points of the "English Revolution" of the mid-seventeenth century. It examines the way it was once fought (soldiers), the way it used to be defended and argued over (writers), and the way it used to be formed and the way it failed (statesmen). The essays are written via either demonstrated and more youthful students of the interval in honor of Austyn Woolrych, founding Professor of historical past on the collage of Lancaster and the writer of many influential books and articles.
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Clearly Wentworth intended to play the competing Irish social groups off against each other. 67 The recusancy scheme, moreover, would sever his line of communication with the Old English. His overall fiscal policy was the better management of the Irish customs. Much hung on this conflict of policies as it was played out between February and December 1632. Its implications, for the foreseeable future of Irish society and for Wentworth's career, were profound. Aided by royal sympathy, Dorchester's death and his own manipulative skills, Wentworth would win.
245. About two thousand Old English families owned approximately one third of Ireland's profitable land, or two and a quarter million acres. The graces guaranteed legal immunity to title older than sixty years. Clarke, Old English, pp. 25—26, 47ff, App. 2. , pp. , New History ofIreland, in, p. 239; Reeve, Charles I, passim. Public Record Office, State Papers (SP) 63 (Ireland)/247/fos. 152-53. Falkland's position was also undermined by the assassination of his patron, the duke of Buckingham. Moody et al, New History of Ireland, in, pp.
From this Whig perspective, Scawen is an anomalous figure to cast as a leading actor in the affairs of the New Model Army. For of all the Long Parliament's MPs there is probably none who merits more unambiguously the label of an aristocratic 'client', 9 his entire adult life — from the age of twenty-two until sixty-five — was spent successively as a senior member of the households of two great peers: Francis Russell, 4th earl of Bedford, the patron of Pym and a leading critic of Charles's Personal Rule; and Algernon Percy, 10th earl of Northumberland, by turns lord high admiral of England, general, governor of the king's children and parliamentarian grandee.